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Structural Equation Modelling

2 days

Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) represents an integrative statistical technique that combines factor analytic and path analytic traditions into a single data analytic framework. SEM confers a number of advantages over more traditional approaches to data analysis. Principal among these are the simultaneous estimation of all pathways in a given ‘model’, the ability to take account of measurement error, and the provision of an estimate of model ‘fit’. This hands-on course represents an introductory level overview of SEM for the applied researcher using AMOS software.

Through attendance, you will:

  • be familiar with the statistical and theoretical underpinnings of SEM;
  • be familiar with factor analytic and path analytic traditions of SEM;
  • understand the principles of 'model' specification, estimation and identification;
  • be introduced to software applications that permit SEM analysis (specifically AMOS).

NB: SEM is most suited to researchers with broadly normally distributed data with an ‘n’ or anticipated ‘n’ greater than 100. Participants are expected to attend both parts.

14 & 15 May 2015

Room R23, Aberconway Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
09:30 - 16:30

PLEASE NOTE: Places on this workshop are open to staff members on a Research only contract, other staff groups are welcome to apply for a place and will be entered onto a reserve list, in the event of a place becoming vacant a week prior to the session commencing staff members will be offered a place.

Provider: UGC
Target Group: RS & PGR